The Junior League of Los Angeles (JLLA) is excited to invite you to the 2022 Civic Leadership Forum themed “See Her Soar.” This is the Virtual version of the event.
CLF is an annual spring event that raises awareness around the foster youth system. This year, it will be an experiential and educational brunch event that brings transitional age female foster youth voices to the table.
CLF 2022 celebrates the successes and achievements of current and former female foster youth in Los Angeles, encourages meaningful conversations between foster youth attendees and community leaders during roundtable discussions, features foster youth performances of powerful spoken word poetry, and participation from high profile political leaders.
Attendees will leave with tangible ways to take action and become advocates for change.
CLF 2022, sponsored by Janie Buss and the Lakers, with additional scholarships provided by the Skechers Foundation, will feature:
- A message from Governor Newsom
- Therapy dog experience
- Giveaways for attendees
- Conversations with exceptional foster youth attendees
KTLA morning anchor and foster youth advocate Chris Schauble as keynote speaker
Distinguished Panel: Educate, Inspire, Transform
- Dean Sarah Gehlertm, USC's School of Social Work
- Kathryn Barger, LA County Supervisor
- Janeya Griffin, Technology Transfer Specialist for NASA
Musical performance by Emmy Meli
This event will be held on Saturday, March 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m in West Hollywood.
The program will be held outdoors, and there will be a virtual option for those unable to join in person!